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Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’

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Henry’s Garnet Virginia Sweetspire

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Henry’s Garnet Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’) is a showstopper in late spring to early summer. This elegantly arching, 4-6’ tall shrub produces masses of pure white spikes of flower clusters just as the summer heat builds. True to its name, Henry’s Garnet Virginia sweetspire extends interest as it ignites the autumn landscape with garnet red foliage. Though found naturally in moist to wet soils, it can tolerate dry soils as long as they are acidic and well drained. In addition, it makes an excellent shrub for massing, or as a specimen in filtered shade to full sun planted with possumhaw viburnum (Viburnum nudum), winterberry (Ilex verticillata), sweet bay (Magnolia virginiana), American snowbell (Styrax americanus), American alumroot (Heuchera americana), and Piedmont azalea (Rhododendron canescens). Zones 5-9. 

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